South End is a district in Charlotte. Extending from the southern side of the I-277 freeway loop south of Uptown, it extends along South Boulevard toward I-485. It was historically dominated by mills and factories, but in recent years has been reborn as an arts and entertainment district. It is currently one of the city's fastest-developing districts, primarily due to the placement of a light rail line along South Blvd.
South End is well connected to other parts of Charlotte. South Blvd connects to I-485 south of the city, giving visitors from that direction an easy inlet to the district. Visitors from the Uptown area may travel down South Blvd by car (the easiest way is to take S. Brevard until it becomes South Blvd after the I-277 junction). A cab is also a reasonable option, since the district is only about a mile from Uptown.
In addition to car travel, visitors may also reach South End via mass transit. Bus numbers 12 and 24 serve the South Blvd corridor; numbers 16, 19 and 36 make at least one stop in the area. Also, the city currently runs a dedicated "South End Shuttle" trolley between Uptown and South End; the fare is $1 in each direction. This trolley is a temporary replacement for the streetcar service, which is currently on hold due to light rail construction in the area. Once the light rail is running, both it and the streetcar will serve the entire length of South End.
The northernmost end of the district is within reasonable walking distance of Uptown, though this requires crossing over I-277 via a somewhat unsightly pedestrian bridge.
Charlotte Trolley Museum. 2104 South Blvd., 704-375-0850.
Camden Market. 1517 Camden Rd., 704-277-0828.
Dilworth Billiards. 300 East Tremont Ave., 704-333-3021.
Jillian's. 200 East Bland St., 704-376-4386.
Tutto Mondo Night Club. 1820 South Blvd., 704-332-8149.
Uptown Cabaret. 108 E Morehead St., 704-344-0802.
Canine Cafe. 1447 South Tryon St., 704-588-3647.
Article Gallery. 2041 South Blvd., 704-376-5881.
Charlotte Art League. 1517 Camden Rd., 704-376-2787.
Chasen Gallery of Fine Art. 1719 South Blvd., 704-376-0066.
Crossland Studio. 118 E. Kingston Ave., 704-332-3032.
Dilworth's Little Secret. 2000 South Blvd., 704-333-0995.
Eileen. 1800 Camden Rd., 704-372-1002.
Elder Gallery. 1427 South Blvd., 704-370-6337.
Joie Lassiter Gallery. 1440 South Tryon St., 704-373-1464.
Lotus. 1247 East Blvd., 704-332-2047.
Lu Lu Raccoon. 2000 South Blvd., 704- 341-6213.
NICHE. 1510 Camden Rd., 704-379-1811.
Renee George Gallery. 225 East Worthington Ave, 704-332-3278.
South End Exchange. 1616 Camden Rd., 704-353-4600.
Tavern on the Tracks. 1411 S Tryon St., 704-372-0782.
Southend Brewery. 2100 South Blvd., 704-358-4677
Pewter Rose. 1820 South Blvd., 704-332-8149.
Phat Burrito. 1537 Camden Rd., 704-332-7428.
The Original Pancake House. 1300 South Blvd # S, 704-372-7099.
Carrabba's Italian Grill. 1520 South Blvd., 704-377-2458.
Fuel Pizza. 1801 South Blvd., 704-335-7375.
Greek Isles. 200 E. Bland St., 704-444-9000.
McIntosh's. 1812 South Blvd., 704-342-1088.
Pike's. 1930 Camden Rd., 704-372-0092.
Rudino's. 2000 South Blvd., 704-333-3124.
Sullivan's Steakhouse. 1928 South End Steelyard, 704-335-8228.
Vinnie's Sardine Bar. 1714 South Blvd., 704-332-0006.
Einstein Brothers Bagels. 1501 South Blvd., 704-333-4370.
La Paz Restaurante & Cantina. 1910 South Blvd # 100, 704-372-4168.
Mantis. 2334 South Blvd., 704-527-1919.
Morehead St. Tavern. 300 East Morehead St., 704-334-2655.
Mr. K's Ice Cream. 2107 South Blvd., 704-375-4318.
Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. 1300 South Blvd., 704-370-0100.
Owen's Bagel & Deli. 2041 South Blvd., 704-333-5385.
Amos' SouthEnd. South Tryon St., 704-377-6874.
The Gin Mill. 1411 South Tryon St., 704-373-0782.
Java Passage. 2135 Southend Dr., 704-343-3000.
TEA Rex. 2102 South Blvd., 704-371-4440.
Dilworth Playhouse Cafe. 1427 South Blvd., 704-632-0336.
Ascot Inn. 1025 South Tryon St., 704-377-3611.
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